October 18, 2021
This week on The Breaks: Confucius is out so Fresh talks about the proposed boxing match between Freddie Gibbs and Dr. Umar Johnson. Fresh explores his thoughts about Rory and Mal, formerly of the Joe Budden podcast, getting a deal for $10 million dollars to start their own podcast. In this week's installment of Hip-Hop Facts you'll learn interesting tidbits about the recording of UGK's "Ridin' Dirty," Curren$y and Lil Wayne's relationship and UGK's history with Jay-Z. In his Unpopular Opinion Fresh explains why he thinks that the Lakers won't win the championship this year. You can hear the latest…Listen
October 11, 2021
This week on the Breaks: Confucius and Fresh were out at the Austin City Limits Festival for weekend 2. You'll hear their interviews with Austin artists Mike Melinoe and Sheila, recorded live at the ACLfest Bonus Tracks stage. In this week's installment of Hip-Hop Facts, you'll hear about the surprising connection between Megan Thee Stallion and Q-tip, how 50 Cent passed on Freddy Gibbs, Aaliyah's intro to 4 page letter, how Rick James felt about MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," the story of Prince and Michael Jackson's Bad and more. Confucius and Fresh discuss OG Ron C's assertion that…Listen
October 4, 2021
This week on The Breaks: Confucius and Fresh talk about their plans for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. You can catch them on October 8th on the Bonus Tracks Stage at 12:30pm. The hosts talk about what the future may hold for NBA Youngboy after his album Sincerely, Kentrell, knocked Drakes Certified Lover Boy out of the top spot on the Billboard 200. In this week's installment of Hip-Hop facts you learn about how Timbaland and Missy Elliot got connected with Aaliyah, Goldlink's relationship to drug Kingpin Rayful Edmund III, the origin of the issue between Shawty Lo and T.I., the controversy around the movie State Property,…Listen
Confucius Jones is a lifelong Austin native who has generationally roots in the city. It’s with that upbringing that lead him to try to change the city he loves through music. DJing since his teens and now on radio at KUTX, Confucius strives to create a new industry for people of color through his many platforms.
Aaron Knight, better known as Fresh, is an on-air host for KUTX 98.9 in Austin, TX, co-hosting Austin’s top Hip Hop and R&B radio show and podcast, The Breaks. Fresh has run his own top-rated music blog with Fresh Prince of the ATX (where his moniker derives from), and has done some freelance writing for various platforms. Fresh has been community-oriented by speaking to the youth at various schools, as well as working with Boys and Girls Club of the Austin Area. In 2020, Fresh was a recipient of the Capitol View Arts, “Growing the Tradition” award for his continued work in the Austin music community.